4-17-2008

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COUNTY BOARD APPROVES AGREEMENT FOR WORK ON SORENTO ROAD

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved a global agreement, presented by Highway Engineer Mike McMcormick, on the funding responsibilities for upcoming work on the Sorento Road.  $1.5 million will be federally funded, while $168,000 comes from the state and $377,000 will be the county's responsibility.

 

In other business, two vacancies were announced on the Seagrave's Cemetery Board after Michael Evans and Elaine Anthony both submitted their resignations early Tuesday morning.  Ffurther discussion about the cemetery was tabled until State's Attorney Chris Bauer can gather more information.  Board members agreed they would like to get the matter resolved as soon as possible.

 

Mike Bingham spoke on behalf of the Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District asking for the board to write letters to lawmakers regarding funds that have yet to be released by the Governor. Of the $84,000 allocated to the local district, only $18,000 has been received. Bingham said the many districts throughout the state will have to close by July 1st. Board members agreed to show their support.

 

 


ILLINOIS CAMPUS SECURITY TASK FORCE RELEASES REPORT

 

The Illinois Campus Security Task Force, created following the Virginia Tech tragedy, recently released it's report concerning campus security issues and recommendations for increasing security at the more than 180 institutions of higher learning in Illinois.  The task force recommended two legislative proposals: the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008 and the Campus Security Enhancement Grant Program.  Under the Campus Security Enhancement Act, institutions would be required to develop and exercise an all-hazards emergency response plan and a violence prevention plan.  The Campus Security Enhancement Grant Program provides 25 million dollars to fund campus security response and violence prevention training programs.

 


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REMOVE BATTERIES FROM OLD CELL PHONES

 

Trooper Doug Francis, District 18 Safety Education Officer with the Illinois State Police, reminds you that deactivated cell phones can still call 911. 911 centers across the country are receiving calls from children, playing with old cell phones. These nuisance calls needlessly tie up the service. Please remove batteries from old cell phones before allowing children to play with them.


BIKES NEEDED TO ESCORT "THE WALL" TO GREENVILLE

 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is coming to Greenville July 31 - August 3, 2008.  A motorcycle escort for "The Wall" is being organized to help bring it from Litchfield to Greenville, July 30th.  If you would like to be a part of the escort, contact: Kent Weiss at 618-669-2115, Glenn Stoecklin at 618-593-5817, or Tony Koonce at 618-664-1976.


THURSDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets will play at Highland.

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces lost to Bunker Hill on Wednesday 13-9; they’ll play Odin today. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets will host Litchfield.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets will host Triad.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Comets will play at Highland.


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